As many as 9 jawans have been injured and 3 are reported to be in critical condition.
13 jawans have been injured in multiple grenade attacks on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) units in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral and Pulwama, PTI reported. As per Press Trust of India, there have been four such incidents in four days. The report, quoting a CRPF official, said that the camp housed troops of the 180th battalion of CRPF at Ladiyar village of Tral. The official added that the grenade exploded inside the camp, causing splinter injuries to nine jawans. The jawans have now being given treatment at a nearby hospital. This was the second grenade attack in Tral in two days, and third such incident in the Valley since Sunday.
Earlier on Monday, two CRPF troopers were reported injured in a grenade attack by militants on their camp in Tral town. Before that, a sub-inspector of the force and three policemen were reported injured in a grenade attack which took place at Saraf Kadal in downtown Srinagar on Sunday. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the grenade attacks.
The incident comes in the backdrop of heavy firing and mortar shelling from Pakistan’s side. As per ANI, Pakistani forces on Tuesday initiated indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics, and mortars from 6.45 PM along LoC in Krishna Ghati sector. However, the unprovoked firing received a befitting reply from the Indian Army.
Earlier, some reports said Pakistani troops are targeting civilians LoC in Krishnaghati and Balanar areas of Poonch district. The firing is aimed at triggering panic among the area dwellers. The residential areas and hamlets are reportedly on the target of Pakistani forces.